VIA Extends Licensing Agreement with ARM
VIA licenses ARM9 family processors aimed for integration into next-generation communication and multimedia solutions
Taipei, Taiwan and Cambridge, UK - 7 June 2006 - VIA Technologies, Inc, a leading innovator and developer of silicon chip technologies and PC platform solutions, and ARM [(LSE:ARM); (Nasdaq: ARMHY)], today announced that VIA have extended their agreement with ARM by licensing the ARM926EJ-S processor and the ARM968E-S processor to further strengthen VIA's product portfolio.
As users increasingly demand personal electronics with expanded feature sets and advanced connectivity, ARM technology delivers flexible processing performance while maintaining low power consumption and system cost. Through the licensing of the ARM926EJ-S and ARM968E-S processors, VIA and its subsidiaries have a powerful component for integration into a wide range products lines ideally complementing VIA's existing performance-per-watt leadership with the VIA C7 processor platform.
"These processors, with their low power consumption, flexible functionality, and low cost, will enable VIA to pursue new opportunities in emerging device categories," said Roger Kay, leading analyst at Endpoint Technologies Associates, a technology market research firm. "This agreement with ARM will enable VIA to leverage its existing IP in connectivity, storage, and graphics to address exciting new products in the mobility and personal entertainment areas." READ MORE...